Press Releases

July 7, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released a progress report on the committee's work in the first half of the year, revealing that the panel has produced legislation to save taxpayers close to $90 billion, protect nearly 4 million jobs from being destroyed by job-crushing regulations, and create another 150,000+ jobs via American Energy Initiative legislation to increase domestic production and energy security while bringing down prices at the pump.
July 7, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission's submission of its "Network Neutrality" rules to the Office of Management and Budget:
July 6, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held the fourth hearing in a series discussing the role of spectrum policy in promoting wireless broadband, bringing interoperable broadband communications to public safety, creating jobs, and reducing the deficit.
July 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today underscored the importance of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's obligation to complete its review of the Department of Energy's license application for Yucca Mountain. The court's decision comes almost exactly one year after the NRC Atomic Safety Licensing Board denied the Department of Energy's motion to withdraw the Yucca Mountain repository licensing application.
June 29, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Two of the leading congressional voices on privacy issues today announced plans for the first in a series of hearings in the coming months to examine how information is collected, protected, and utilized in an increasingly interconnected online ecosystem. Rep. Mary Bono Mack, chairman of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, is leading the effort in collaboration with Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.
June 29, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are further expanding their investigation of the now 3-year unsolved case of toxic and sometimes lethal contaminated heparin supplies that were imported from China and given to U.S. patients. Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), Health Subcommittee Vice Chairman Dr.